Oregon Constitution Challenge

Join the Cause to Restore, Preserve and Exhibit the Original 1857 Oregon Constitution

Oregon gained statehood in 1859, joining as the 33rd state in the Union. Two years prior to congressional approval, the state constitutional convention began drafting Oregon's founding document. It’s one of the most significant markers in our historical legacy, but the Oregon State Constitution needs repair and restoration if it’s to be preserved for future generations. We’re raising funds from the people, by the people and for the people’s document. Our goal is to raise $100,000 from communities across the state, and we need your help! 
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​​We reached our goal!
Thank you for your support. 
The Oregon State Constitution rests in a case at the Oregon State Archives. Stay tuned for a documentary on the restoration process.